Barsine linga Moore, 1859 -

Subspecies in India

Barsine linga spilosomoides as Western Himalayan subspecies based on Volynkin & Cerny, 2017 on 3 March 2021. Volynkin & Cerny, (2017) state that Barsine linga spilosomoides differs from Barsine linga linga (Figs 17, 18) by strongly reduced black pattern elements, we have records from Western Himalaya which have quite strong black elements; hence this needs to be investigated. 

Taxonomic Information

List of Barsine Walker, 1854 known from India.
Barsine ampullalis Kaleka, 2018, India (Sikkim).
Barsine arunachalensis Kaleka, 2018, India (Arunachal Pradesh).
Barsine atypicobarsine N. Singh, Kirti & Joshi, 2016, India (Arunachal Pradesh).
Barsine cacharensis N. Singh, Kirti & Kaleka, 2016, India (Assam, Throughout India).
Barsine cornutodefecta N. Singh, Kirti & Kaleka, 2016, India (Assam).
Barsine defecta defecta Walker, 1854, India (Manipur, West Bengal, North & NE India).
Barsine delicia Swinhoe, 1891, India (Meghalaya, Assam, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh).
Barsine devikulensis N. Singh & Kirti, 2016, India (Kerala).
Barsine flammealis Moore, 1878, India (Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, West Bengal, Meghalaya).
Barsine flavicollis (Moore, 1878), India (NE India, North of West Bengal, Assam).
Barsine germana (Rothschild, 1913), India (Uttarakhand, Meghalaya, Assam, Arunachal
Pradesh).
Barsine gratiosa (Guérin-Méneville, 1843), India (NW Himalayas, Sikkim, Assam, Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris), Arunachal Pradesh, Andamans, West Bengal, Meghalaya).
Barsine jagbiri N. Singh, 2019, India (Bihar).
Barsine kirata Volynkin & N. Singh, 2020, India (North eastern India (Sikkim, Darjeeling, Assam)).
Barsine linga linga Moore, 1859, India (West Bengal, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram).
Barsine linga spilosomoides (Moore, 1878), India (Western Himalaya, NW India).
Barsine mactans Butler, 1877, India (NE India).
Barsine perpallida (Hampson, 1900), India (NE India, Sikkim, North of West Bengal).
Barsine pretiosa Moore, 1879, India (NW Himalaya (Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh), NE India (Sikkim, North of West Bengal, Meghalaya), Assam).
Barsine pseudoorientalis N. Singh & Kirti, 2016, India (Arunachal Pradesh).
Barsine roseata roseata (Walker 1864), India (Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh).
Barsine rufumdefecta N. Singh & Kirti, 2016, India (Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Barsine linga linga -

Barsine linga spilosomoides -


NW. Himalaya, Kangra, Sikkim (Hampson, 1900).

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand11
West Bengal2
Total11121
  1. Miltochrista linga Hampson, 1900. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British museum : 493, pl. 32, f. 21.
  2. Moore, F. 1889. A catalogue of the lepidopterous insects in the museum of the Hon. East-India company 2 : 301, TL: Darjeeling.
  3. Volynkin, A.V. and Cerny, K., 2017. On the taxonomy of the genus Barsine Walker, 1854 (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae). Far Eastern Entomologist, (346), pp.17-32.

Added Barsine linga spilosomoides as Western Himalayan subspecies based on Volynkin & Cerny, 2017 on 3 March 2021. Volynkin & Cerny, (2017) state that Barsine linga spilosomoides differs from Barsine linga linga (Figs 17, 18) by strongly reduced black pattern elements, we have records from Western Himalaya which have quite strong black elements; hence this needs to be investigated. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Barsine linga Moore, 1859 – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.73. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/barsine-linga, accessed 2024/04/19.